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#Analysis

# analysis - Friday 8 July, 2016

Griezmann channels Michel Platini in 1984 and more Germany v France talking points

Also, there was a rare error from Manuel Neuer as Jogi Low’s team lost their legendary composure.

# analysis - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Why are highs almost always followed by lows with smaller footballing nations like Ireland?

On Wednesday night, Wales bowed out of Euro 2016 following a 2-0 semi-final loss to Portugal.

# analysis - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Aaron Ramsey loss key and more Wales-Portugal talking points

Plus, why history-maker Cristiano Ronaldo was a class apart this evening.

Bale-v-Ronaldo and more Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, can France get over their Germany complex?

# analysis - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

# analysis - Monday 4 July, 2016

Analysis: Job well done for Kerry - but better counties will punish weak spots

Football analyst Rob Carroll takes a closer look at how the Kingdom won their latest provincial crown.

# analysis - Friday 1 July, 2016

Sub-par Ronaldo delivers eventually and more Portugal-Poland talking points

Meanwhile, it’s been a good tournament for Ireland’s rivals.

# analysis - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# analysis - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands

Shane Jenning’s joins Murray to reflect on a disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

# analysis - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

The LOI needs more backing and other Euro 2016 lessons for Ireland

Plus, why the FAI were right to offer Martin O’Neill a new contract.

# analysis - Monday 27 June, 2016

Analysis: Hitting Dublin on the counter, dilemma for Cluxton kickouts and Meath hurt by Rock frees

Rob Carroll takes a closer look at yesterday’s Dublin-Meath showdown in Croke Park.

Analysis: Ireland leave their best try-scoring chance untaken in Port Elizabeth

A four-on-two in the second half simply had to be converted into a try.

# analysis - Sunday 26 June, 2016

Should players have made more of the Henry incident and more Ireland-France talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Should players have made more of the Henry incident and more Ireland-France talking points

Plus, can Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick become a star?

# analysis - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Anatomy of a goal: 10 seconds, 3 passes and we were through Analysis This post contains videos

Anatomy of a goal: 10 seconds, 3 passes and we were through

It should rightfully go down as one of our finest strikes at a major tournament.

One of the greatest moments in Irish football history and more talking points from the Italy win

The Boys in Green secured a memorable victory to reach the second round of the Euros for the first time ever.

# analysis - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider

Gavin Duffy joined Murray Kinsella to reflect on Ireland’s second Test defeat and preview this weekend’s final clash.

Could this be France 2009 all over again and more Ireland-Italy talking points

How big an impact will the dodgy pitch have on proceedings?

# analysis - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Analysis: Intelligent Ireland U20s dominant on way to World Championship final

Murray Kinsella examines the brilliant win against Argentina in the semi-final.

'We need courage and balls' - Are Ireland’s possession perils due to mentality or talent? Analysis This post contains videos

'We need courage and balls' - Are Ireland’s possession perils due to mentality or talent?

Roy Keane indicated the issue was a problem while being reluctant to elaborate on why.

# analysis - Monday 20 June, 2016

Wales enjoy one of their greatest nights and Monday's Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, Roy Hodgson’s selection gamble backfires.

Analysis: Confused defensive shape, lack of bodies in attack – where it went wrong for Mayo

Rob Carroll breaks down Galway’s shock win over Mayo in the Connacht SFC on Saturday night.

# analysis - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Blaming the ref is clutching at straws and more Ireland-Belgium talking points

The Boys in Green were comprehensively beaten in their Euro 2016 encounter in Bordeaux today.

Will Wes Hoolahan start and more Ireland-Belgium talking points

The Norwich player starred in the Boys in Green’s opening game, but doubts remain over his fitness.

Wales show Ireland how to beat Belgium

The Belgians are ranked as the world’s second-best team, but they are not without problems at Euro 2016.

# analysis - Friday 17 June, 2016

Analysis: Key areas Ireland can exploit against Belgium

Shane Long’s movement will be key, as will the battle out wide.

The lack of world-class European strikers and other talking points from the first week of the Euros

After the first seven days of Euro 2016, what are your thoughts on what you’ve seen so far from all the action on the pitch?

# analysis - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Analysis: Australia's 1-3-3-1 shape looking to drag England series back

Michael Cheika’s side are extremely difficult to defend against.

# analysis - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against South Africa?

Jack McGrath was superb post-tackle for Ireland, but many others dug in too.

Analysis: The 24 minutes that cost Ireland against Sweden

The Boys in Green could come to rue failing to hold onto their lead on Monday.

# analysis - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Austria's struggles good news for Ireland and more Euro 2016 day 5 talking points

Plus, different tournament, same Portugal, as Iceland make history.

Analysis: Are diamonds forever for Martin O'Neill and Ireland? Analysis This post contains videos

Analysis: Are diamonds forever for Martin O'Neill and Ireland?

The team didn’t fully embrace the system while certain players seemed uncomfortable with new responsibilities.

Finally, Wes Hoolahan shines bright on the international stage

In the most highly pressurised situation of his career and with Europe watching, the 34-year-old is prospering.

# analysis - Monday 13 June, 2016

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Orlando shooter was a homophobic killer, deliberately using the 'Isis' name

“We need to rally around our LGBTI brothers and sisters… and to defy the absolute evil [of] groups like Islamic State,” writes security expert Tom Clonan.

Return to scene of Thierry Henry handball and more Ireland-Sweden talking points

The Boys in Green are hoping to banish bad memories from when they last played at Stade de France.

# analysis - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Modric's masterclass, Germany get the job done and Sunday's Euro 2016 talking points

There were wins for Croatia, Poland and the world champions today.

Plenty of graft but a lack of guile and more talking points from Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 loss

Meanwhile, Poland will take a major positive from other players stepping up and delivering.

Analysis: Ireland's 15-man opening quarter shows Schmidt's attacking intent

Jared Payne’s try was a fine example of Ireland exploiting space in the Boks’ defence.

England don't look like potential winners and more Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, is Bale better for Wales than for Real Madrid?

# analysis - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Analysis: 5 key points on how Ireland can beat Sweden at Euro 2016 Rivals This post contains videos

Analysis: 5 key points on how Ireland can beat Sweden at Euro 2016

How to stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more challenges for Martin O’Neill’s side.

# analysis - Friday 10 June, 2016

Dimitri Payet conjures iconic tournament moment and other Euro 2016 talking points Analysis This post contains videos

Dimitri Payet conjures iconic tournament moment and other Euro 2016 talking points

The hosts have some issues to work out while Romania will fancy their chances of making the knockout stages.